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Early modern human from Southeast Asia adapted to a rainforest environment

Human Evolution

New insights into the diet of our species' earliest member in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia

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Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Human Evolution

New insights into the climatic backdrop for an early wave of dispersal of our species into Europe during the last glacial period

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Climatically driven landscape evolution during warm periods

Human Evolution

New puzzle piece for understanding future natural systems

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The last battle of Anne of Brittany

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Isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491

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The oldest Neanderthal DNA of Central-Eastern Europe

Human Evolution

An 80,000-year-old Neanderthal reveals cultural and genetic affinities between Poland and the Northern Caucasus

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The oldest Upper Paleolithic Homo sapiens in Europe

Human Evolution

Major cultural transition in Europe took place earlier than previously thought

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Multiple hominin genera were present in South Africa two million years ago

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New fossils indicate that Homo erectus existed earlier than previously thought, at a time when also Australopithecus and Paranthropus were around…

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Lucy had an ape-like brain

Human Evolution

Three million year old brain imprints show that Australopithecus afarensis infants may have had a long dependence on caregivers

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Human ancestors may have regularly climbed trees

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A new study has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees

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Reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates

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The ratio of special zinc isotopes in dental enamel provides information about the diet of mammals in prehistoric times

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Researchers were not right about left brains

Human Evolution

Brain imprints on cranial bones from great apes and humans refute the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique

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A face for Lucy's ancestor

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Researchers discover remarkably complete 3.8 million-year-old cranium of Australopithecus anamensis at Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia

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Human ancestors invented stone tools several times

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Scientists discover the oldest systematically produced stone artifacts to date

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First hominins on the Tibetan Plateau were Denisovans

Human Evolution

Denisovan mandible likely represents the earliest hominin fossil on the Tibetan Plateau

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Neandertals’ main food source was definitely meat

Human Evolution

Isotope analyses performed on single amino acids in Neandertals’ collagen samples shed new light on their debated diet

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Neandertal genes influence brain development of modern humans

Human Evolution

DNA fragments from Neandertals in the human genome shed light on brain evolution

A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round…

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Bone knife from Morocco: oldest specialized bone tool associated with Aterian culture

Human Evolution

New find indicates the appearance of a unique technological complex in North Africa around 90,000 years ago

A single bone artefact found in a…

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Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago

Human Evolution

New chronological data for the Middle Pleistocene glacial cycles push back the first glaciation and early human appearance in central Germany by about…

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Neanderthals thought like we do

Human Evolution

As early as 64,000 years ago Iberian Neanderthals created cave paintings

At least 70,000 years ago Homo sapiens used perforated marine shells and…

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January 24, 2018: Modern human brain organization emerged only recently

Human Evolution

Homo sapiens fossils demonstrate a gradual evolution of the human brain towards its modern globular shape

In a paper researchers from the Max Planck…

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